Senator Singing Lessons

Senator Singing Lessons:

Help Your Senator Find Their Voice!

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THE HIT SONG:

DEMOCRACY REPAIR NOW!

HELP YOUR SENATOR FIND THEIR VOICE!

(888) 453-3211

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Our freedom to vote is in danger of demise. Why isn’t your Senator talking about this every day? The stakes couldn’t be any higher—record numbers of anti-voting laws got proposed and passed this year. A violent mob broke Capitol barricades and tried to overturn an election. The Supreme Court majority’s been bought by the Federalist Society, so now our very last hope is the People’s House, our Legislature of Senators and Representatives. It’s not enough for your Senator to come out in favor, planting lip service for voting rights. If we want our democracy to see another day and live to tell it, the wildly popular Freedom to Vote Act—critical legislation for the future of our democracy—needs to make it past the Jim Crow factions stonewalling it from even getting to debate on the Senate Floor.

We need to shift the debate.

Democracy only works if you activate it.

Use your talent for good, and help your Senator find their voice!

Re-kindle their political courage!

Songs connect what we know to be true in our hearts with the reality we breathe around us. Your Senator needs you to remind them to get on the right side of History, and FAST. Call your Senator right now; remind them what they stand for. Fill them with the empowering emotion that only a song can bring. Remind them that they represent you, and you are watching. Don’t let our Freedom to Vote get FROZEN by the filibuster of despair! 

Activate your voting rights, and teach them Democracy Repair.

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Sing with your best or worst singing voice; Broadway legends to shower singers welcome.

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Let’s Help Those Senators Find Their Voice!! Call your Senators; get your friends to jump on, too. Please share these videos far and wide.

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Winner of the Center for Artistic Activism‘s Unstoppable Voters 2021 Grant. Developed by Eryn Rosenthal and team in collaboration with Indivisible. Support the project HERE.

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CALL (888) 453-3211

(Input your zip code and it will direct you to your senators. You have TWO senators, so please call twice!)


PHONE SCRIPT if you want it:

Hi, my name is ______, I am a voter in the awesome state of ______. I am calling YOU, Senator, to demand that you support the For the People Act Freedom to Vote Act and get this bill to the floor! I want to help you Find Your Voice. So here’s a little Senator Singing Lesson:

🎵 Let Us Vote, Let Us Vote
Can’t hold us back anymore
Let Us Vote, Let Us Vote
Take us to the Senate Floor
Here we stand for Democracy
Pass the For the People’s Act Freedom to Vote Act
This could really be your legacy 🎵

Please don’t let our Freedom to Vote get FROZEN by the filibuster. Voting is the most important right in a democracy; without the right to vote, we have nothing else to stand on. We need YOU, Senator, to stand on the right side of history and Let Us Vote.

(P.S. Extra credit if you get the staffer on the phone to sing with you…)

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Call Your Senator Right Now! This is Bananas!
Call Your Senator Right Now! This is Bananas! Vanessa Edwards and Eryn Rosenthal, by Frank Rocco

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LET US VOTE (COMPLETE LYRICS)

Let It Go (original lyrics)Let Us Vote
The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation
And it looks like I’m the queen
11 hour lines down in Georgia to vote,
Tired, thirsty they don’t care
Intimidating poll workers
Jim Crow lurking everywhere
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I’ve tried
Partisan legislators silencing our voice,
Trying to take our rights, trying to take our choice
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know
This is not right and Yes I care
Let’s keep elections always free and fair!
Our country’s in authoritarian slide
Let’s turn the tide–
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
Let us Vote, Let us Vote
Can’t hold us back anymore
Let us Vote, Let us vote
Take us to the Senate Floor
I don’t care what they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway
{motivating chords}
Here we stand for Democracy
Pass the For the People’s Act Freedom to Vote Act
This could really be your legacy
{motivating chords}
It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all
Common sense experience says everyone’s vote counts
Make it easier to absentee, let’s shout for great turnout!
(woot woot woot/ fist pumps)
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free—
It’s time to see what we can do
Protecting voting for your grandma too!
No matter who she’s voting for
We all score—
Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry
When she votes, Let us vote
That’s a win for democracy
Let us vote, Let us vote
It’s a win for you and me
Here I stand and here I stay
Let the storm rage on
{instrumental music building}
Here we stand for Democracy
Pass the For the People’s Act Freedom to Vote Act
{instrumental music building}
My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
No more gerrymandered parcels of our ground
The people choose their Reps and not the other way around!
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back, the past is in the past
With Jim Crow factions snatching freedom with their jaws
The filibuster’s broken, it’s your job to pass some laws!
Let it go, let it go
When I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Let us Vote, Let us Vote
Lady Liberty’s on board
Let us Vote, Let us vote
Take us to the Senate Floor
Here I stand in the light of dayHere we stand for Democracy
Let the storm rage onPass the For the People’s Act Freedom to Vote Act
The cold never bothered me anywayThis can really be your legacy

© Eryn Rosenthal, with Cicily Daniels, Kevin Goodman, Elizabeth F, Amanda Cooper, Dave Palmer, Indivisible and other friends from Golden Girl Unicorns, 2021.

Let It Go Songwriters: Kristen Anderson-Lopez / Robert Lopez. Let It Go lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., DistroKid.

Deep thanks to Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez for creating this empowering, inspiring song, and for their blessing and support for the Senator Singing Lessons “Let Us Vote” Challenge.

Let's Teach Your Senator How To Sing!
Let’s Teach Your Senators How To Sing! Eryn Rosenthal, Cicily Daniels and Brian Usifer, by Frank Rocco

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Credits

Eryn Rosenthal (Creator; Showrunner; Lyrics; Sen. Gillibrand)
Cicily Daniels (Democracy)
Brian Usifer (Pianist; Frozen on Broadway Musical Director) 
Kevin Goodman (Strategy and Communications)
Elizabeth F (Indivisible and Invest in Our New York Liaison and Support)
Indivisible (Inspiration, Organizing and Support)

Video

Damián Calvo (Director of Photography; Camera A)
José Restrepo (Editor)
Ned Myerberg (Photo Editor)
Julie Neira Campoverde (Sound)
Jacob Brodsky (Camera B)
Vanessa Edwards (Behind the Scenes Videographer) 
Frank Rocco (Photographer)

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Filmed at Open Jar Studios, Times Square NY. Thanks Open Jar for your generous support of Senator Singing Lessons!

Pictured on YouTube, around the piano (top): Photographer Frank Rocco, “Senator Gillibrand” (Eryn Rosenthal), “Democracy” (Cicily Daniels), Music Director of Frozen Brian Usifer, and Videographer Damián Calvo.

Pictured on YouTube, in front of windows (second photo from top): Democracy Calling Her Senator. Cicily Daniels and Eryn Rosenthal, by Frank Rocco.

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Download PDFs of COMPLETE LYRICS and PHONE SCRIPT

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Support the project HERE.

www.SenatorSingingLessons.com